Several members of the Noble Horizons community marked Martin Luther King Day by attending a concert at the Lakeville Grove performed by Hotchkiss School students who are playing at Carnegie Hall later this month. The exuberant performance was followed by a casual pizza lunch and time to socialize which the students and adults enjoyed immensely. The afternoon honored one of Dr. King's most cherished truisms, “The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
It is in that same spirit that we share with you this sweet message we recently received from a local student interested in volunteering at Noble Horizons. "I am 7-years-old (almost 8) and in 2nd grade at Salisbury Central School. I would like to talk to people and be their special friend. I can also read stories."
We are honored and gratified by this young boy's request and can't wait to welcome him to Noble Horizons!
The Salisbury Forum is a nonprofit organization based in the northwest corner of Connecticut whose mission is to host speaker forums that foster a deeper understanding of issues that affect our lives globally and locally. The forum offers its programs at no cost and has made it possible for members of our region to hear some of the country's finest speakers.
We are honored to share with you tonight an exceptional though very brief opportunity the Forum is offering. It is making available an online screening of the powerful film, The Vow from Hiroshima which the Forum recently screened at the Millerton Movie House. Among the comments of exiting moviegoers, "Moving, Unforgettable, a must-see film..."
The documentary is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, who was pulled from a fiery building after the first atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. The experience shaped her future life as she kept a pledge she made to her classmates who perished that no one would experience such a fate again. When the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, she delivered the acceptance speech on behalf of all the survivors of the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please click here and use password: M1LL3R7ON to access the film. The link expires at noon on Wednesday, January 18.
Take Action Now to Retire on YOUR Terms
Make plans now for the retirement youwant to live! Join us on January 20 for lunch (11:30 am) and a special program (noon): Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement: How to Take Action Today to Help You Live Retirement on Your Own Terms. Getthe tools you need to begin designing your future!
Using the results of a comprehensive study by Edward Jones and Age Wave, the nation's leader on issues related to an aging population, Cailyn Paradise of Edward Jones will explain the essential elements of a successful retirement (family, health, purpose, finances) and the five habits retirees adopt to prepare for and enjoy the retirement they want. Registration is necessary.
Don't Miss the Area's Best Photographers
Celebrate photographers Tom Blagden, Lazlo Gyorosk, Brian Wilcox, Heidi Hoeller and other talented Housatonic Camera Club members at the opening reception for their New Exhibit opening January 20, 5-7 pm. Wines, Harney Tea and other assorted beverages will be served as will sumptuous appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.
Registration Required. Please Reserve your Seat Today!
Fresh off the School's celebration of Martin Luther King Day, The Hotchkiss School's co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Lisanne Norman, will discuss the growing importance of diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the country. Dr. Norman is a graduate of Hotchkiss, Brown University, and Harvard University where she earned her Ph.D.; in addition, she has worked in corporate America, academia, and the tech industry for over 20 years.
Dr. Norman will provide some historical context to the creation of Hotchkiss’ DEI program and examine the larger positive impact of incorporating DEI in our communities and society at large. Registration for Dr. Norman's program is required here.
Salisbury School teacher Rhonan Mokriski and his students have helped rewrite local history by revealing the significant black and indigenous stories that have been hidden for over 200 years. After working with the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Upper Housatonic Heritage Area to create the powerful documentary Coloring Our Past, the class continues its quest for truth in history.
Join them on January 31 at 7 pm (on Zoom) to understand how they are retelling local history by utilizing local artifacts, art, literature, architectural and environmental resources. Their stories begin at the stately Salisbury home of an altruistic country doctor who opened his home to developmentally disabled students; it moves to his ambitious son who helped develop the malevolent study of eugenics, continues to the landmark US Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut decision governing birth control, and finally to the Free Britney movement. Don't miss this fascinating history of Salisbury and its environs; please click here for the Zoom link.
You'll Look forward to Exercising!
Do you look forward to exercising? Members of Noble's free weekly balance and fall prevention class do! Join them on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room where you'll build strength while having fun! Please register here.
Upcoming on February 2 at Noon
Millions of aging adults are impacted by some degree of incontinence which can
limit freedom, function, and engagement in outside activities as well as disrupt sleep. This presentation by Noble Horizons therapists will help you learn how to manage this chronic condition through lifestyle tactics, exercise, or therapy techniques to improve bladder control which will build confidence and help maintain functional independence. The program will be preceded by a free light lunch at 11:30 am.